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Q Shield are proud to announce sponsorship of the Nottingham Moderns RFC u11 squad 2018/2019

We are pleased to announce Q Shield is a 2018/19 sponsor for the u11 squad at Nottingham Moderns RFC. Dr Andrew Kemp, CEO Q Biotechnologies Ltd, said “It is important for young people to learn discipline and have regular exercise. As a life-long supporter of rugby, I am proud that our Q Shield brand will be supporting local junior rugby by partnering with the NMRFC and sponsoring their u11 squad.” read more

‘Prevention better than cure in healthcare’ – health secretary says

Stopping people falling into poor health will become a fundamental focus of the long-term plan for the NHS, Matt Hancock says. People are being encouraged to take more responsibility for managing their own health, as part of the government’s NHS strategy focusing on prevention. Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock announced on Monday a green paper entitled ‘Prevention is better than cure’, outlining the vision for a “new 21st read more

A new era in bacterial detection for healthcare?

Dr Andrew Kemp PhD, principal scientific officer at Q Technologies group, University of Lincoln, believes Bacteria Specific Rapid Metabolic Assay (BSRMA) could take us a step closer to a new era in bacterial detection. read more

Surgical skin prep: What effect does it really have?

Dr Andrew Kemp PhD (Bio), Dr Vanessa Hodgkinson MBBS, BSc, FRCA, FFPMRCA and Miss A Bugg MSc (Microbiology) explore the comparative effect on skin bacterial counts of three surgical skin preparations. read more

Bacteria becoming resistant to hospital disinfectants, warn scientists

The alcohol-based handrubs that hospitals use to prevent infection are becoming less effective, research has shown read more

Q Shield in use in Denmark

We are very focused on quality - both in our physiotherapeutic work, but also in the environment that we and our clients use daily. Therefore it is important that both cleaning and hygiene are top, says Mikael G. Jørgensen, clinician at FysioDanmark Randers. read more

How clean are your tea towels?

Dr Andrew Kemp joined Mark Dennison on BBC Radio Nottingham to find out read more

Alcohol gels: the end of an era?

Dr Andrew Kemp PhD (Bio) et al take a retrospective and prospective view of the use of alcohol gels as hand sanitisers in healthcare. read more

Corporate Sponsorship of ‘A Germ’s Journey’

We are pleased to pledge £1,000 as corporate sponsor’s for the ‘A Germ’s Journey’ project led by Dr Katie Laird from De Montfort University. The project aims to raise £10,000 in order to re-create the original health hygiene book, “A Germs Journey” in Gujarati. The funds raised will supply the book and other free educational resources for children in heavily deprived areas of the Ahmedabad region in the state of read more

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

Dr Andrew Kemp, PhD, group CEO at Q Technologies Group provides an insight into how technological innovations are being used to help us re-think the role that surfaces and skin play in primary and cross infection. In the 21st century it is difficult to think of many areas of science, where we use technologies that are over 100 years old to test new technologies for efficacy. Culture media and techniques read more


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